dinkle50 (877) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a big creamy off white head. Sweet molasses like aroma with some heavy grain notes. Big creamy mouth. Lots of roast and coffee. Slight caramel. Very tasty.
jsquire (3311) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with ruby high lights on the edge. Thin beige head. Sweet malty nose with some chocolate and roasted grains. This was a great cigar beer with nice caramel sweetness, rich chocolate, and a strong fruit flavor. Great mouth feel.
wjh7v4 (3) - USA - AUG 23, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit roasty, and it has a bit of a tang. Not quite a session beer, but well worth an occasional pint. Nice coffee notes, and great lacing.
metalhead0043 (127) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
6 pack for 7 bucks. Pours dark brown with a tan- or khaki-colored head. Looks nice. Smells like roasted roasted malts and chocolate. A sweet flavor is in there too which puts me off a bit. Tastes like malts and has a sweet smokey flavor up front with some coffee and bitterness on the end. Tastes a little watered-down as well. I have tried to like this beer but I just don’t think it’s for me. The flavors just don’t mix together well. Not the worst porter, but there are certainly far better.
Doofgoblin (242) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a really good porter. Plenty of coffee, chocolate, and malt in the aroma. The taste is similar. A thin body and slight bitterness on the end. I was really wanting to like this more, but it’s still a great drinking porter.
DrSilverworm (4745) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Dark brown color. Minimal white head. Some spray of lace. Medium body. Dark chocolate, some good roast. Very light carbonation, dry finish. Bigger bitter taste. Minimal sweet. Hint of tart. Solid porter, though
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle sampled at Natifest 2013- I missed who opened it, but thanks! Pours a clear brown-amber with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate malts, earth, dry leaves, tree bark, and a bit of brown sugar. Flavor of chocolate, tobacco, caramel, brown sugar, earth, and a hint of dark fruits. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy mouthfeel that remains smooth anyway. Porter that leans earthy, which is not my favorite take on them. But this is good nonetheless.
JStax (2568) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a dark brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has sweet licorice and toffee. Tastes sweet and chocolatey.
Chudwick (1712) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber - pours dark amber/brown with khaki head. nose is caramel/bread. similar flavor. sweetish with dark chocolate bitterness.
hombrepalo (1744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle snuck into my Hoppyum’s six pack. I swear I had no clue it was in there. Thank you whoever hooked me up. Pours very black with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Taste is coffee, roasted malt and notes of chocolate. Nice bittersweet finish.